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Tag Archives: Central Austin

Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels are one of those garden tools that seem like a no brainer. You have free money raining down on your roof, why not capture it?? (yes, it called for two question marks) There is nothing better for your plants, veggies and ponds than rain water. The water in our tap is filled with chemicals …

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Crepe Myrtles: Flowering Xeriscape Trees for the TX Landscape

Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest flowering trees you can use in Central Texas for zones 7-9. They come in an array of colors and sizes and are low maintenance, low water use plants. You can find them as small as 2′, or as tall as 30′ and in just about every color but …

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Rooms With a View, Landscaping From the Inside Out.

One of the important elements of landscape design is considering what room of your home looks onto which view of the landscape. When I design for a client I ask two important questions. One, “which neighbors would you like to hide” and two, “Which rooms over look this view?”.  In my space as in any …

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Turn Your Tubby Shrubbery into a Tree!

Do you have an overgrown bush that has taken over its space, the space next to it, and now the sidewalk? Are you thinking about removing it because you are tired of cutting it back to no avail? Well I may have a better solution. Perhaps it is time to turn that beast of a …

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A Lily a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away!

Unknown to most, plants have an energy that transfers to people. I have seen it myself after a long hard day, a little flower and sunshine can go a long way and is a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy. When you have a plant or collection of plants that provide colors and aromas …

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